|April 14th, Good Friday|
On Good Friday, we meditate upon the words of the Gospel of Mark and Saint Ignatius of Antioch abour our Lord's Passion. Today is a day of great sorrow as we reflect upon the result of our sinfulness. For our sins, Jesus suffered and died. Yet, our Saviour willingly went to the Cross for love of us. He willingly gave up his life so that we might live. So, today is a day of great thankfulness as well...
Keywords: Lent, Easter, Eastern Church, Catholic, Church Fathers, Scripture
|Life of Saint Mary - Fr. Seraphim Beshoner, TOR|
After spending five weeks in Lent dealing with our sinfulness, there is a danger of overly focusing on our sins and of paying insufficient attention to the mercy and grace of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Thus, the Eastern Church includes a particular remembrance of the life of Saint Mary of Egypt during this penitential season, especially as part of the recitation of the Canon of Saint Andrew of Crete on the Thursday of the Fourth Week of Lent and on the Sunday of the Fifth Week of Lent...
Keywords: Easter, Lent, Church, Church Fathers, Scripture, Catholic, Eastern Church
|Podcast 3.7: Jewish Followers of Jesus, part 1 - Ebionites - Philip A. Harland|
Beginning with James the brother of Jesus and the Jerusalem church, here I trace evidence for Judean followers of Jesus and discuss their gradual marginalization. In particular, I focus attention on Jewish-Christian groups that the patristic sources (e.g. Irenaeus, Epiphanius) label "the Ebionites", or "poor ones". This is part of series 3 ("Diversity in Early Christianity: 'Heresies' and Struggles") of the Religions of the Ancient Mediterranean podcast.
Keywords: early Christianity; christian origins; judaism; ancient history; ebionites; james the just; new testament; bible; church fathers; irenaeus
|Podcast 3.6: Sources for the Study of Diversity - Gnostic, Apocryphal, Patristic - Philip A. Harland|
Here I sketch out our main sources for the study of diverse Christian groups or "heresies" in the second and third centuries, including discussion of the early Christian Apocrypha, the Nag Hammadi writings, and the Church Fathers, or patristic writings. This is part of series 3 ("Diversity in Early Christianity: 'Heresies' and Struggles") of the Religions of the Ancient Mediterranean podcast.
Keywords: early Christianity; apocrypha; nag hammadi; gnosticism; gnostic; church fathers; patristic; new testament; christian origins; bible; ancient history